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    Pass Amp Camp Amp

    There are several discussions on the subject at Diyaudio https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pass-labs/310005-preamp-amp-camp.html I mounted a B1 pre in my ACA build. It`s not fancy but it was cheep. (lots of leftover or secondhand bits)
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    Black and Silver mixture?

    Black, brown, a strange grey green, 3 types of silver (brushed, polished, mat) and 4 types of timber. May be I should buy a tin of spray paint so I can conform. Now black or silver.
  3. If you think your a hoarder now wait for the shelves go in. More storage space requires more things to fill the space.
  4. Yes, I have the sickness. R 4000-3 receiver, S85 turntable, C500 tape deck. 4 pairs x OD11`s. 2 original, 2 with different drivers. 1 x AO12, 1 x AO14, 1 x AO116. Box of spare bits. Sadly no spare 6.5" AINiCo drivers.
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    Pass Amp Camp Amp

    I don`t find the case building that hard, once I stop procrastinating over the style I want. The electronics is my downfall. If I did not follow the paint by numbers or dot to dot approach I would be lost. Speakers used are generally some old VAF DC7`s (93 db, series II I think). Though today I have had it driving some Infinity RS4B`s comparing it to some other amps. One day I want to try some DIY horns. Tony from the 1/2 dun shed.
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    Pass Amp Camp Amp

    Built the base model a couple of weeks ago. After trying the various up grades, 24v, adding R15, up specking R12, adding larger heatsinks to cope with it all, it`s now all back to the base model. I did keep my home made heatsinks. Not large enough for the 24v model but more than enough for the 19v. I went back to the basic model as I could not justify the 40% increase in power for the increase in output. 5.13 watts against 6.36 watts. (that and don`t have any spare laptop power supplies) Added the B1 pre to keep it all in the Pass family. A very nice sounding little unit. Now I just have to build a box. Tony
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    Show your motorcycle ride

    Yes, gone some 10 years now after 25 years of service.
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    Show your motorcycle ride

    I did not know that SNA had a bike section, so I had a bit of a look. It`s amazing how a couple of photo`s can bring some memories flooding back. back in the day
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    No not the name of the rack but it has been producing some at the other end of the room. Some makeshift shelving and its up and running.
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Hi all, Finally started on an audio racking system I have wanted to build for some time. Ultimately one room will have a floor to ceiling rack about 2 meters wide. Another room will have a setup approx. 1.2 m high, 1.5 m wide. Both racks will a separate turntable platforms mounted to the wall, isolating them from the racking itself. In the meantime I have started on two mobile sections that I can move around from room to room and slot into the other racks. Loaded up with 55 kgs of sandblasting material for load and deflection tests. Ended up with 1 deg deflection with the load moved out to the front edge. Nothing broke and everything returned to its original position. Lots more to do but at least its at start. Tony
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Working on a couple of Pass pre amps B1, B1.2 and B3 to go with my Aleph amps (mini and J)
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    Thank God for my DIY ESP P06!

    Yep, it just keeps getting better. Have been doing some cartridge changes and the old favorite comes through again. Garrott P77. Now where are those OPA2134`s Tony
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    Sonab OA116

    Glad you were able to get the base off. They can be a bit hard. Please be carefull with these drivers. Even though they are SC165`s the mids are 16 ohms and unique to the 116. The bass drivers are 5.3 ohms and were only used in the 116 and 2212 models. Both very hard to replace if ever damaged. An excellent speaker, hope it all goes well. Tony
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    Thank God for my DIY ESP P06!

    Hello all, After having read a couple of comments by catman on his PO6 and looking for a phono pre to add to a pre amp I`v just put together I thought I`d try one. Well all I can say is, EXCELLENT. Firstly, because I have put something together point to point and it worked (had a couple of failures lately). Secondly, it sounds great. Big thanks to Rod Elliott for making the design available and to this site for all the info available giving me half a chance in building something. Tony
  15. I don`t know that this will help much. It`s hard to put a price on Sonob speakers especially if they have been modified in any way. I have not heard these drivers, but from memory they are the recommended replacement drivers for this series of the great Stigs speakers. I have read were some say they are better with others saying its not the same. (but that`s audio). Over the last 5 or 6 years I have seen five pairs (I think) 116`s advertised from $800 (poor condition) up to $1600(fully rebuilt with original drivers). What they ended up selling for I am not sure. I would like to hear these side by side with my original 116`s (with refoamed drivers). . Put your price on them and see what happens. It is easy to drop your price. I live in the hope of owning a pair of 2122`s Tony